Defective and dangerous products cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Thankfully, many U.S. states have laws governing product liability that make it easier for victims to recover compensation.
Have you been injured by a defective or dangerous product? If so, you might be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer of that product. A free case evaluation from KR Law will help you determine what your case is worth.
Product liability lawsuits cover design and manufacturing defects.
Product liability is obvious when there’s a defect in the way a product is designed. For instance, a child’s car seat that doesn’t properly restrain a child due to an error in seat belt placement would be considered a design flaw. However, perfectly safe products can become defective during the assembly or installation process.
Have you ever hired a professional to install something like a propane-powered refrigerator, a smoke alarm, or a water heater? If that professional failed to assemble or install the product correctly in a way that caused you harm, he or she can be held liable for your injuries.
A product liability lawsuit will hold responsible parties to account, including:
- Product manufacturers
- Manufacturers that produced certain parts/components
- A third-party assembler or installer
- The product wholesaler
- Retail stores that sold the product and/or failed to remove an already-recalled product
If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, we’ll fight to hold all potential parties responsible to get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
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What if I used the product not as intended?
>You might believe that using a product outside of the scope of the manufacturer’s intentions would automatically disqualify you from filing a lawsuit. That’s not always true.
For instance, when Ford produced the 1976 Mercury Cougar, the car was sold with Goodyear radial tires. Those tires had a maximum safe speed of 85 MPH. However, a man named Shelby Leleux drove his Cougar more than 100 MPH, causing a tire to explode and resulting in a fatal accident that killed Leleux. His mother sued both Ford and Goodyear for selling a defective product, and she won.
The judge ruled that the Cougar had a maximum speed that topped 105 MPH. Therefore, it should have been equipped with tires that could handle that speed. The judge ruled that it wasn’t enough for Ford to warn consumers not to drive faster than 90 MPH. Ford should have accounted for the possibility that the tires would be driven at higher speeds. Both Ford and Goodyear were held liable for selling a defective product.
Do I qualify for a settlement under a product liability lawsuit?
If you’ve been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you have the right to file a lawsuit against all negligent parties.
At KR Law, we’ll discover who those negligent parties are and fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our award-winning personal injury lawyers are experts in getting compensation for victims injured by defective products.
Contact KR Law for a free case evaluation and to find out what your case is worth.